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David Rolston
Born 1814
DAVID ROLSTON, farmer, Monticello Twp., Sec. 14; P.O. Monticello; born in Rockingham Co., Va., Dee. 18, 1814; he went to Montgomery Co., Ohio, in 1835. He married in 1837 to Phebe Glimmer, who was born in Montgomery Co.; in January, 1838, they removed to Kosciusko Co., Ind., where they lived fifteen years; came to Jones Co. in the fall of 1853, and settled on the farm now owned by Mr. Hofacre, of Monticello Township; also bought and improved the farm now owned by Elias Smith; settled on present farm in 1865. Have seven children—Jacob (enlisted in the 17th I.V.I., and was killed at battle of Mission Ridge); lost two daughters, Eliza J. and Sarah. Mr. and Mrs. Rolston belong to the United Brethren Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 678.


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